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Old 05-31-2012, 09:18 PM
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real dumb question about oil diesel motor oil

well i changed the oil on the truck. i drained the oil into a 5 gallon bucket...nothing special...well i didnt pull it out from under the truck for a few days since I was working on several projects on the truck. well tonight i was working on it and went to move the bucket with oil and found it was empty...what a surprise. does diesel oil eat through plastic or did i put a bucket to catch the oil which had a leak? was never my intention to feed over 3 gallons of oil back into the ground but want to know what happened.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:39 PM
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I'm gonna guess you sprung a leak in the bucket. Your oil came in plastic bottles, right? Either that or you had a sneaky neighbor who thought "man, this dude left all this good oil here, mine now"
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Haha.. Victim of the waste oil fuel bandit..
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I think you'd notice 4 gallons of oil leaking...
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:17 AM
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it was wild...i have changed oil hundreds of times on gassers and my first diesel oil change wanted to make sure this crap doesn't evaporate or eat crap...shocked the crap out of me
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Lol it was the underpants gnomes.
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Lol it was the underpants gnomes.
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Underpants gnomes.

Your bucket had a leak. I've kept used motor oil in a 5 gallon bucket (the ones you can buy from Home Depot, Lowe's, etc) for months at a time and I've been using the same bucket for 4 years and 160k miles worth of oil changes.
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